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Leeds appoint new assistant head coach

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Posted on the official club website and their official Twitter account, Leeds United have announced the appointment of assistant head coach René Marić.

Following the appointment of U21’s head coach Michael Skubala, Leeds have moved quickly to add to Jesse Marsch’s backroom staff with the arrival of Croatian René Marić.

Head coach Jesse Marsch said “I’ve known René for a number of years and we’ve stayed in contact for a long time now. While we haven’t worked together before, we do know each other well and I believe he is the perfect fit for an assistant head coach.”

“Our footballing philosophies are very similar, and he will be a really welcome addition to the team, working alongside Mark Jackson, Ewan Sharp and Cameron Toshack.”

Victor Orta added “I am really pleased to see René pick us over several other options he had to choose from across Europe.”

“We interviewed numerous candidates over the summer but as soon as we knew René was available and interested, we set our sights on bringing him in to support Jesse. He’s a top quality coach and I believe he can create successful partnerships alongside the exciting staff.”

Marić started his coaching career at TSU Handenberg before switching to Red Bull Salzburg, initially as a youth coach in 2016 and then as assistant head coach between 2017 and 2019.  After a successful period in Austria, Marić joined Marco Rose at Borussia Monchengladbach at the start of the 2019/20 season. By 2021/22 the duo had headed to Borussia Dortmund, before leaving the club at the end of the season despite a second-place finish. He is a well regarded coach around Europe.

The appointment is subject to the necessary documents and work permit.

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